The Monday Edit, January 18, 2021

Some articles to read, videos to watch,

and words to think about for the week ahead.


articles to read

As we continue in the new year, many of us may be trying to practice healthier habits.  Like many people, I struggled with weight loss in the past.  I didn’t want to continue calorie counting forever and I didn’t want to feel like I was depriving myself.  Eventually, I was able to lose 66 lbs and keep it off.  I feel like my focus on making lifestyle changes rather than dieting is what made the difference for me.  This article from The Every Girl stood out to me as something that may help someone get into that “lifestyle change” frame of mind.  Here are 15 Ways to Eat Healthier This Year (Without a Diet).

I often get frustrated when I hear people talk about passive income.  I find that they often leave out the crucial point that there is a lot of hard work that has to be done first.  But, if you understand passive income only works if you already have some money or have made money through hard work first, I think this article, 31 Smart Passive Income Ideas That Actually Work on GatheringDreams.com is a good place to start for good AND realistic information.

Videos to Watch

Former makeup artist for MAC and NARS, Melissa Alatorre, walks us through the newly reformulated Make Up For Ever primers and gives techniques for use. 

Now that I live in a much colder climate, I’m on the hunt for a rich night time moisturizer that will pull double duty in helping me with some hyperpigmentation.  If you too struggle with dark spots, Dr Alexis Stephens shares the BEST Moisturizers for Hyperpigmentation on her YouTube channel.  She details what makes these moisturizers effective and gives recommendations for light, medium, and heavy weight moisturizers.

Words to think about

It’s ok to gain insight and perspective from people who don’t think exactly the way you do.

If you enjoyed this post, please consider sticking around and checking out more of my content. 

  • MAC Cosmetics:  I likely have some swatches you’ve been searching for if you love Mac as much as I do. 
  • Shop My Stash:  Join me as I share swatches of my products and occasionally search for alternatives to new releases. 
  • Window Shopping Wednesday: My thoughts on what’s new in beauty (or sometimes just new to me).

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